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Ground DC Cable Color
I'm going to be replacing my "welding cable" battery cables as directed by my surveyor. ABYC recommends Yellow for the negative to avoid confusion with AC Black which is hot -- a very good idea. I have a couple of questions:
* If I don't do 100% of my boat (not gonna happen!), then I'll have a double standard. Is that a concern? Not for me, 'cause I'll have done the work, but maybe for the next guy or the buddy helping me out in the future.
* While it sounds good, is it really being done at all? My local "Marine Store," a shady and technically iffy place called West Marine, does not even stock yellow battery cable, although they can order it. If no one actually uses yellow, I'll just add to the confusion.